United States Constitution
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Rating: 4.7 (8,088) Cost: Free Downloads: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
This application is for all you constitution geeks. I wanted something that was easier to navigate then other applications I've seen, had a real table of contents broken down by articles, sections and amendments, didn't treat the first ten amendments like one giant inseparable document, was searchable, and contained other related documents, ideas, and trivia like the Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, The Virginia Plan, The Great Compromise, ratification dates, and anything else I could think of that floats in that new Constellation of Liberty the Framers were shooting for two centuries ago.
Please note that I did not write this, but gathered the text, notes, and annotations from a variety of sources, but mostly www.usconstitution.net
(see below). I wanted a handy, self-contained reference to the Constitution.
Navigation thru sections of the constitution or articles of confederation is done using the D-pad or track ball of your device if equipped, or by swiping your finger left or right across the screen.
Pressing the select text menu will temporarily disable gestures (finger swipes). The text selection process is is built into Android -- learn it and you have learned how to use it in this app. Once text is copied onto the clipboard, gestures will not be restored until you share the clipboard contents to email, or Twitter, whatever. Gestures are also restored by returning to the top level menu.
- Searchable US Constitution and Articles of Confederation
- Resizable text
- Ratification Dates of Amendments
- Bios of the signers
- Constitution timeline
- Declaration of Independence
- Articles of Confederation
- Gettysburg address
- Mayflower Compact
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
- Star-Spangled Banner
- Emancipation Proclamation
- I Have a Dream
Odds & Ends:
- The U.S. Constitution has not been updated since 1992. Any updates made to the app are to improve the functionality of the app, add features, or to remove bugs.
- The app contains a few hyperlinks to some source or reference material on the web, so it will ask for internet access in the permission when you install.
- If you find a bug (and you want it fixed) email the developer using the link on this page, don't just leave a comment (Android secret: Developers do not read their comments).
Louis - 2011-10-05
This is a "must-have" for anyone who is interested in US history and the most important documents forming its foundation. It's very well done, and easy to use. If I could add anything it would be a history of Presidents: numerical order, dates of birth and death, dates of entering and leaving office, party, birthplace, and any other info that's available (VPs, wives, children, etc.). That being said, what's already included is extensive.
Bob - 2011-09-25
Excellent collection of the core documents that helped make the United States great. The amendments even have details about the history and issues behind them. The total package is very well thought-out and executed.
Al - 2011-07-27
Great app... Includes other documents as well and adds to them with updates which is nice contrary to previous idiot reviewer.
andrey - 2011-10-01
Every person living in USA needs to download it and read/study this. It's your right and duty as an American citizen and a permanent resident to know
TJ - 2011-08-31
Awesome collection of documents. If you pause while reading then try to scroll the app will jump to the next doc you lose your place over and over aga
holly - 2011-09-11
I am super in love with the ease of this app as well as the fact it has the I have a Dream speech. Samsung Charge
Ian - 2011-09-02
USC & FP delightful duo. Functional yet uncluttered. Only complaint: Back & screen rotation sends all back to top.
Brian - 2011-08-27
I was on a tour of the Capitol when the tour guide said something that didn't sound right. I whipped out my app to check and proved her wrong. Awesome
Hyperzonk - 2011-10-06
With more settings, such as remove gesture reminder bar and font selection, this would be a 5. Everything else in app goes above and beyond!
Audrey - 2011-09-06
Simple, but incredibly useful and powerful. I like that, in addition to the basic Constitution, there's an extra section for explanation and history.
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